CTC262 – Week 2 – Casing Koalas

Welcome to a soggy weekend here in Queensland! I hope you are enjoying the rain and aren’t getting flooded! We go from one extreme weather situation to another in Australia.

After a false start this morning, here is this week’s challenge!! (I accidently scheduled my post for am instead of pm!!) Luckily I hadn’t actually written the post yet, so you didn’t get a sneak peak of my card! We are continuing on with week 2 of Caseing the sketch from page 34.

Here’s the sketch.

This is such a versatile sketch! This week, I have turned it on it’s side. I have just purchased the Botancial Prints Product medley. Have you checked out these medley’s? They include so many products that co-ordinate (did we expect anything else!). There’s the Botanical Prints stamp set, 6″x6″ dsp stack, 4 sheets of die cut accents, 4 sheets of laser cut overlays, Old Olive twill ribbon, copper bee embellishments and the Botanical Prints dies. You can pick up the medley at my online store, here. And don’t forget, you can select a free Sale-a-bration product as well.

As soon as I saw one of the laser cut overlays, I knew that was going to be the start of my card. I trimmed it into three pieces and glued them to a piece of whisper white. I did cut off a half square so it was a bit shorter than the final card but I thought it would make a great place for the sentiment.

I layered the whisper white background onto a piece of Pretty Peacock and the main card base is Calypso Coral. The sentiment is from the Botanical Prints stamp set and I’ve stamped it in Pretty Peacock.

I stamped the flowers in Memento Black, cut out with the Botanical Prints dies and coloured using the Pretty Peacock and Calypso Coral light blends.

My bow is the Petal Pink Metallic edge ribbon. I like the touch of bling it adds to the card.

I can’t wait to play with this medley even more!! The DSP is just lovely and perfect for colouring as well.

Next up, we are off over the ditch to visit Sandra. I wonder what gorgeousness she has created this week.

We would love to see your creation over at our Facebook group. We’ve already had a few great entries but we would love to see yours!

Happy Stamping!

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CTC262 – Week 1 – Casing Sketch

Welcome to February!! Can you believe that one month of 2020 has already gone by. It’s going so fast!!

This week, we are casing a sketch of a layout from page 34 of the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue.

Isn’t this such a cute card!! I love those koalas!! So here’s the sketch.

I was so excited to see the Country Club suite as my dad is an avid golfer!! He is now set for life for cards!! So when I went to create my card for today, I wanted to use this set. So I searched through my stamps and couldn’t find it! Say what!!! I even went back through my orders and nope, I hadn’t got it yet!!! Nooooo!!!!! I did have the Country Club DSP and the Absolutely Argyle 3d embossing folder so I went with that instead.

I started with Night of Navy cardstock and embossing a piece with the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder. To make it stand out, I added a thin edge of Whisper White.

I then cut out three rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I am loving these dies!! Scallops and stitching together are divine!!

My sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays set.

You can purchase the whole suite which includes the Country Club DSP, Club House bundle (Club house stamp set and Golf Club dies), Absolutely Argyle 3d embossing folder, Country Club twine combo pack and Country Club elements here. If you purchase the suite, you can then also choose a free Sale-a-bration item as well!!

In case you haven’t noticed before, I also have links to all the products I have used at the very bottom of my post.

Next up is the lovely Julia.

We would love to see your creation showcasing this sketch! Please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping!

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CTC261 – Week 2 – Sale-a-bration

Happy Australia Day to everyone!! It’s also my birthday today so it’s a double celebration for me! I’m having a lovely day pottering around my craft room. I tidied up part of my desk and created my card for today’s hop. I’m also planning a session of diamond painting as well!!

This is week 2 of Caseing the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

I’ve been loving the creations from the Crew using the Bonanza Buddies bundle so in honour of Australia Day, I’m christening this bundle!! I decided to case the card in the bottom right on page 4.

The base of the card is Grapefruit Grove and I’ve used one of the backgrounds from the Birthday Bonanza DSP. I wanted to re-create the look of the tear drop shapes so I used the two banner dies in Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove. I attached using glue dots. I then cut a tag from the Bonanza dies in Coastal Cabana. I love this stitched tag!

I stamped the sentiment from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set and cut it out using one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

My most favourite part is the two koala’s!! Stamped in Gray Granite and Memento Black for the eyes and nose. I also coloured the face with a black marker to make it really crisp.

Next up is the lovely Peta. I wonder what Marvi is up to this week!

Don’t forget that our challenges now go for 2 weeks. You can share your creation over on at our Facebook group. We would love to see what you create!

Happy Australia Day!!

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CTC261 – Week 1 – Case Sale-a-bration

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Welcome to our second challenge of the year. Can you believe that we are already in the third week of the year! We are casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue. You can choose to case any project you like.

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I wanted to try out the new Lily Pad dies so I decided to case one of the cards on page 4.

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I’ve been doing some gardening this morning and it was so hot and humid. I was too tired to re-invent the wheel on my card today so I’ve pretty much only changed the colours and the sentiment.

I’ve used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder in Crumb Cake for the background. I stamped the flowers in Petal Pink from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and cut out the die cut flowers with the Lily pad Dies. The dies are a level 2 Sale-a-bration reward. When you spend $90 in catalogue products, you can select a level 1 reward. If you spend $180, you can either select 2 level 1 rewards or there are a couple of level 2 rewards in the Sale-a-bration catalogue. Click here to check out my online store.

I added a piece of Organdy Striped ribbon in Petal Pink across the bottom. My sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays set.

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I really love all the layers on this card! I think this card will be perfect for my little sister.

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Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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Don’t forget the challenge will run for two weeks. We would love to see your creations from the Sale-a-bration catalogue over on at our Facebook group.

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Happy Stamping

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CTC259 – Casing the Holiday Catalogue

I hope you have had a fabulous week. I had my final stamp class yesterday, and we had a lovely time!! I love getting together with my ladies each month and I love that sometimes I have to interrupt them from chatting to show them the next step of the project!!

This week, we are casing anything we like from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case one of the cards in the bundle index on page 3.

I haven’t used the Tidings All Around bundle for a while and this card jumped out at me.

Again, I went with my traditional colour scheme of green/red. So I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler and then trimmed a piece of Thick Whisper White. I stamped the sentiment first in Cherry Cobbler and then the wreath in Pear Pizzazz. I cut out a wreath in Pear Pizzazz using the All- Around Wreath die and mounted it using mini dimensionals. I then cut out 6 leaves in gold glimmer paper and attached using glue dots. Then a quick bow in gold shimmer ribbon and a few Toile Tidings glitter enamel dots for the holly.

I really love this card, and I think I might be using this design as I need about 20 more Christmas cards to send out!!

This is our last hop for 2019 so I just wanted to thank you for supporting Caseing the Catty over the year. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!! We will be back on 5 January 2020.

Next up is the lovely Judy.

We would love to see your creation over on at our Facebook group.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping

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CTC258 – Wrapped in Plaid

It’s been a very hot couple of days in Queensland but fortunately it’s gone back to normal warm December weather today. Thank goodness!!

I had a fun Friday doing a Miss Biscuit cookie course. I learnt how to ice sugar cookies in 7 Christmas designs. The room smelt like gingerbread all day!!

This week, we are casing the Wrapped in Plaid suite, pages 12-17 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I love the Wrapped in Plaid suite, and the gorgeous DSP. When flipping through the pages, I decided to case one of the cards on page 15 which uses the Peaceful Boughs Bundle.

I decided to keep the branches green and went with Pear Pizzazz. The base of my card is Cherry Cobbler as I like the traditional red/green Christmas combo. I then stamped sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out using the Beautiful Boughs die. I cut out the branches with a piece of retired Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

I added a few snowflakes from the Snowflake Sequins for a little more sparkle.

Next up is the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see your creations from this section. Please share it over on at our Facebook group.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping

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CTC257 – Kids & Babies

It’s only 24 more sleeps to go!!! I’m so excited, I love Christmas!! I’ve had a week off to do some Christmas shopping, crafting and baking!! Sadly I’m not having any more time off and am working over Christmas so I need to get stuff done now.

We are taking a break from Christmas cards and are casing the Kids & Babies section, pages 98-105 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

There are lots of cute cards to choose from!. I’ve decided to case one of the cards on page 101 on the top right of the image

I love the look of the vellum Stitched Lace die so I decided to do the same. I used Rococo Rose cardstock for the background. The scalloped edge is die cut from the Seasonal Layers dies.

One of my craft ladies has been unwell, so I will be sending this card to her. I used the Healing Hugs stamp set with the flower fussy cut. You can’t see it properly but there is the large sentiment shape from the Roses Die in Seaside Spray. The small sentiment is also cut from the same dies. I added a twist of Seaside Spray metallic ribbon for a bit more texture. I did add Stella to the flower but it doesn’t photograph well.

Next up is my lovely friend, Julia.

We would love to see your creation casing this section, so please share it over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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